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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Yearly opportunities to help our neighbors

    As we approach Thanksgiving, I for one have plenty for which to be thankful and I hope that all of you do, too.
    But the truth of the matter is that there are plenty of our neighbors that could use a hand up this year.
    Luckily for them, there are plenty of opportunities to give and make someone else’s holiday season a little brighter.
    I wrote a column similar to this one last year, but decided to do so again because this year’s needs are no less than last year’s. In fact, they may be greater.

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  • LETTER: No regrets now

    In the past several years since I retired from the Taylorsville Police Department, I have at times regretted that I left after only 20 years with them. It is my belief that as we walk this life we only have a certain amount of minutes to do what we were put here to accomplish. So I must ask: “why look back, and why walk those minutes with regrets?”

  • EDITORIAL: Think your vote doesn't count? Think again

    We hear it all the time in Kentucky, especially during presidential election years — “Why should I vote? My vote doesn’t count anyway.”
    And we certainly understand the frustration and the sentiment. During presidential primaries, before Kentuckians even have a chance to have their say, the candidates are selected through the number of elections held in other states prior to ours in May.

  • LETTER: Two perspectives on the presidential election

    I’m 46 years old and I have never been more disheartened or discouraged by an election than I was last week. Just typing that produces a bit of guilt however, as I’m reminded that as Christians, our hope is in Christ and we can’t let the affairs of this world distract us to the point of depression. So I’m struggling.

  • LETTER: Regardless of who won, pray for our leaders

    As I am writing this letter on Election Day, I do not know the outcome of any of the elections that are taking place across this great land. However, there is one thing that I am absolutely sure of. The political climate and tone in our country has to change if we as a people have any hope of solving the serious problems that face us, not only across the United States but also here in Spencer County.

  • EDITORIAL: Stop playing politics when safety is at risk

    Perhaps the most level-headed person in the discussion between the city and the county regarding our emergency responders’ radio system actually isn’t an employee or elected official of either the city or the county.
    During a special meeting of the Taylorsville City Commission, Sgt. Scott Herndon, with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife — who is very much a Spencer Countian — reminded us all of why we even care about this radio business in the first place.

  • COLUMN: Bears provided a season to remember

    Probably nobody who walked through the gates of Friday night’s playoff game between Spencer County and Nelson County expected a 56-14 blowout win by the visitors. I know I didn’t, the fans didn’t and I’m quite certain the players in blue didn’t.

  • LETTER: Kent Stevens for state representative

    Kent Stevens at the young age of 11 years old started working to help his family. He is a hard working man and understands what hard work is all about.
    He served as a school teacher and principal. His wife and two daughters also are school teachers.
    Our future is education and Kent Stevens believes all people deserve an education.
    He also is a man that cares abotu the people — the elderly, the working people, everyday people like himself.